Organisers of the French Geand Prix at the Paul Ricard circuit announced on Monday that due to the COVID 19 global pandemic that there will be no French Grand Prix in 2020.

In a statement, Eric Bouiller, Managing Director of GIP, the Grand Prix of France said:

Given the evolution of the situation linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State making it impossible to maintain our event.

“The eyes of the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet are already turning towards the summer of 2021 in order to offer our spectators an even more unprecedented event at the heart of the Région Sud.”

Chairman and CEO of Formula One Chase Carey said:

We have been in close contact with the French promoter during this evolving situation and while it is disappointing for our fans and the F1 community that the French Grand Prix will not take place we fully support the decision taken by the French authorities in France and look forward to being back at Paul Ricard soon.”

 

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